Tag Archives: comfort food

#SundaySupper: Mamma’s Refrigerator Orange Rolls

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, this is the time of year we celebrate the circles of family, friendship, and community. We revisit childhood memories and Christmases passed, and create new ones to treasure. We exchange gifts with people close to us, to thank […]

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Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Empanadas

  I had my first empanadas when we were traveling through Ecuador a few years ago. Myles and I were enjoying a few days in the charming, mountain town of Cuenca, in the southern Sierra’s after a glorious trip to the Galápagos. If you haven’t […]

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Boozy Pumpkin Bread Celebration

Welcome to my new blog home!! I’m very excited about it, and hope you enjoy the new digs. I’m still re-orienting a bunch of the photos and getting all my recipes integrated into recipage, so please be patient with me while I get this done […]

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#SundaySupper: Lentil Stew Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie : The Wimpy Vegetarian

  The #SundaySupper theme this week is Thanksgiving leftovers. What? We’re planning leftovers before we’ve even had the meal?? I can only say that we’re planners here at #SundaySupper Central, and we’ve got your back. The array of dishes this week offers up some really […]

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A Bowl of Sicily Goodness: Fusilli with Eggplant, Tomatoes and Capers

Fusilli with Eggplant Tomatoes and Capers

  Re-entry has not been smooth. After spending a month in Italy, my internal clock remains in vacanza, as it clearly has no idea if I should be awake or asleep at any given moment. Admittedly, catching a bad cold the final day of vacation […]

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Swiss Chard and Quinoa Gratin

Swiss Chard and Quinoa Gratin - slider

  What makes you sing? I’m not talking about pretending to be a rock star when your favorite tune comes on the radio; belting out lyrics while driving home from work. No, I mean when you suddenly realize that you’re humming something. Not a song, […]

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Kale and Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

hearty tart with kale and cauliflower in a cheddar crust

I think we’re fitting the rain of one season into one month here in the Bay Area. To be fair, it’s not that we’re getting a lot of hard, driving, flooding rain. It’s more drizzle, light rain, heavy raindrops falling from overladen leaves kind of […]

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Relaxing With a Bowl of Ribollita

ribollita

After a parched winter, we’re enjoying a week of welcome rain here in northern California. It’s a soothing rain that ebbs and flows, with short breaks not quite long enough to leave the umbrella at home, but feeding the soil long enough to make my garden […]

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#Greenslove: True Grit(s)

Cheesy Grits and Greens The Wimpy Vegetarian

My mom was a southern girl reluctantly transplanted into northern soils as a young bride. She adjusted to her new home, but she missed the hot, sunny days of her youth, and her extended family. One of the ways she kept her southern roots alive […]

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A Class with Suzanne Goin in Yosemite: Young Broccoli with Burrata

Broccolini with Burrata

If you’ve never attended the Chefs’ Holidays® events hosted by The Ahwahnee® Hotel every winter, there’s still time for 2012. It is the perfect little vacation after the madness of the holidays. The Ahwahnee is a magical place situated in the heart of Yosemite Valley, surrounded by […]

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DIY

Garlic Olive Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as it has a low pH and harbors moisture. […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper Super Eats For Game Day

If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different category. I mean something you actually want to do. You’re […]

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Stevia Extract

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally […]

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

how to make homemade roasted tomato sauce

One of things I think about when all the heirlooms show up at the market is making homemade tomato sauce. I don’t eat beef much more than once or twice a year, but I grew up loving a tomato chunky, meaty sauce for pasta. I’ve […]

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